Monday, April 26, 2010

United States of Tara Gets Blown Away

Tonight's United States of Tara featured an entire episode centered around... wait for it... a tornado.

Of course, the newscasters spelled tornado "torando." Marshall swooped in to save the day - telling them how important correct spelling is.

Kate dawned an action figure costume.

Tara was... well, everyone.

Then, a dance party broke out in the basement.

All in a day's episode.

While most of us don't have basements, we can certainly take a few tornado tips and apply them to our lives - here in tornado alley.

For you locals who want to be alerted to severe weather and have not purchased a weather radio - tsk tsk - you should check out WFAA's weather call.

The WeatherCall™ system continuously monitors the National Weather Service's (NOAA) weatherwire. Using GIS computerized mapping, the system compares a subscriber's specific location to the location of the warning area.

When a severe weather warning includes your location, you will receive a phone call from Chief Meteorologist, Pete Delkus, 24 hours a day. You can also receive the warning by email with a detailed map of the threat area if you provide an email address when you register. You may also use any of the email address entries to set up the warning to be delivered by SMS text messaging.

The service is $9.95 per year.

So, if you secretly have a crush on Delkus, or you just want the latest weather warnings, this is a product for you.

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